Month: January 2017

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Shadow play: The Wayang Kulit

The shadows on the wall are dancing in the dim light coming from several candles. Despite the questionable rigidness, it moves effortlessly across the stage. For a moment its facial expression seems to change, and the shadow seems alive. Though the audience knows that the […]

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Tales of the ordinary: Bolivian comb

In the galleries of museums – the almost holy institutions of Knowledge – audiences expect to see treasures, exotic objects, and curiosities from around the world. Objects that can excite, create fear, joy, and admiration. But, how does this comb fit into that picture? An […]

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